Blair O'Neal, Paige Spiranac Top 15 at Celebrity Major

The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship is the best-known celebrity golf tournament going. It even gets network television coverage on NBC Sports.

And in 2017, two Golf Babes faves - Blair O'Neal and Paige Spiranac - posted Top 15 finishes. To be specific, O'Neal tied for 12th place and Spiranac finished 14th.

Paige shot one of the best final round scores, a 71, to move up the leaderboard on the last day.

If you're wondering, Blair and Paige played from the men's tees, same as everyone else in the field. So their scores of 75-74-77 for Blair and 76-80-71 for Paige are more impressive than at first glance.

As Spiranac put it in a Facebook post:

"Finished top 15 in my first American Century Championship! Not too bad since I was playing from the same tees as the boys haha"

Not too bad at all.

O'Neal has played the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship before, but this was Spiranac's first time. Hopefully we'll see them both again next year.

Danielle Kang Makes Her First Pro Win a Major

Just one week ago, at the NW Arkansas Championship, Danielle Kang missed the cut. Afterward, she tweeted this photo:

And gave it this caption:

"When you're a donut on the golf course, you get to play with a donut at the pool on a Sunday"

Calling herself a "donut" was a little harsh (although she missed the cut, she shot 71-71), but perhaps Kang was just saving up her birdies for the next week.

Because one week later, at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, Kang got not only her first career win on the LPGA Tour, but did it in a major championship. Kang finished the Women's PGA (formerly known as the LPGA Championship) at 13-under 271 after shooting 69-66-68-68. Danielle made a slew of tough par-saving putts on the final day, and threw in birdies when it counted. That included a birdie on the final hole to secure the victory by one shot over defending champ Brooke Henderson.

It feels like her first pro win should have come sooner for Kang, but that's only because the talent that helped her win back-to-back U.S. Women's Amateur Championships in 2010-11 has always been obvious.

And it's not like Danielle was struggling during those winless years. Still only 24 years old, this is Danielle's sixth season as a member of the LPGA. And she's never come close to losing her card. As a rookie in 2012, she finished 52nd on the money list. That was followed by money list finishes of 57th, 55th and 62nd. Danielle was a consistent earner, even if she wasn't often, in those years, scaring the top of the leaderboard.

In 2016, Danielle made a leap. She crossed the $500,000 single-season earnings mark, posted three Top 10s and finished 36th on the money list.

In 2017 - prior to her win at the Women's PGA - Danielle had already posted a career-best for Top 10s. And she'd moved in to the Top 50 of the world rankings.

Now that win No. 1 is out of the way, here's looking forward to many more.

Muni He (aka Lily He)

Who is Muni He? She's a highly promising amateur golfer who just completed her freshman season at the University of Southern California. And, as is obvious, if the pro golf thing doesn't work out (it will), there's always modeling.

Muni - friends call her Lily - was born in China but grew up in Southern California playing the junior circuit. She first gained national prominence in 2014 with an Honorable Mention selection as a Rolex Junior All-American. She made the first team in 2016.

In 2015, Muni qualified to play in the U.S. Women's Open and made the cut. She played in her first two professional tournaments, the Blue Bay LPGA and the Hyundai China Ladies Open.

More appearances in pro tournaments followed in 2016, including a tie for 30th place at the Reignwood LPGA Classic. She also played the Hyundai China Ladies Open and Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.

So despite her young age - still just 19 - Muni He has a multi-continent, multi-pro-tour resume already.

And her freshman season as a USC Trojan? Southern Cal always has a very strong women's golf team. Muni made the tournament roster for nine of USC's 12 tournaments with a best finish of seventh place.

At the time this is written, He is ranked No. 47 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

Victory at the Meijer for Brooke Henderson

Brooke Henderson (right, above, with her sister and caddie Brittany) earned her first LPGA Tour win of 2017 at the Meijer Classic. Henderson finished with a 2-stroke margin over runners-up Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie.

Henderson was hot from the start in the Meijer, shooting a season-best 63 in Round 1. Her worst score of the week was a 67 and she finished with a 66. Her final score was 17-under 263.

Henderson, still just 19, won twice in 2016 and once in 2015 on the LPGA Tour. No golfer from Canada has yet won 10 or more times on the LPGA Tour. The only question with Henderson is not if she reaches double digits in wins - of course she will! (barring injury, of course) - but how quickly she becomes the tour's all-time-winningest Canadian golfer.

Inky Wins at ShopRite

I.K. Kim didn't have a Top 10 on the LPGA Tour in the 2017 season entering the ShopRite LPGA Classic. And after? Not only did "Inky" get that first Top 10 - she got the win.

Kim shot 69 in the final round to finish at 11-under 202. That was two strokes better than runner-up Anna Nordqvist, who was going for her third consecutive victory in the ShopRite.

It was Kim's fourth career win on the LPGA Tour, and her first since the 2016 Reignwood LPGA Classic in China. She also won the Ladies European Tour in 2016 at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters.

Nanna Koerstz Madsen

Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark posted her second victory of the 2017 Symetra Tour season on Sunday, June 4, at the Fuccillo Kia Classic of New York. In her first year playing the Symetra, Madsen closed with a 66 to finish at 8-under 205, one stroke ahead of runners-up Kim Welch and Daniela Iacobelli.

It was Nanna's sixth start so far on the Symetra Tour, and she's yet to finish lower than 15th. Her previous win came at the Symetra Classic in late April.

Madsen, age 22, has won as a pro before, however. Her rookie season on the Ladies European Tour was 2015, and in 2016 she won the LET's Tipsport Golf Masters tournament.